Saturday, October 15, 2016

Chocolate parfait, anyone?

I know I'm always talking about  chocolate, but did I tell you the latest thing? I found out it can reverse the build up of plaque in your arteries. No lie.

Here's a way to get your healthy unsweetened cocoa, along with a few other superfoods, in a healthy chia pudding:

You can eat your superhealthy chocolate pudding by itself, or make a superfood parfait like the one pictured above. Make a whipped cream from a can of coconut milk (see this blog post describing how to do it: Or you can mix bananas and coconut milk and blend them together to replace the whipped cream. Add your favorite fruits and nuts. Voila!

Do NOT use milk or real cream or yogurt. Did you know that if you eat your chocolate with any type of dairy, it will negate most of the health benefits of chocolate. That's why milk chocolate is NOT good for you.

Note: I customized this chocolate pudding recipe from a recipe in Wellness Mama's blog, and you should check it out if you need a primer on why chia seeds are good for you:

Superfood Meltdown Chocolate Chia Pudding


2 cups of coconut milk or rice milk

1/2 cup chia seeds

4-6 tablespoons cocoa powder (I like organic raw cacoa)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon or more sweetener of choice (I like organic succanat)

Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place in a covered bowl in your refrigerator and it should thicken after roughly 15 minutes (although I like to make it before bed and leave it overnight to eat the next day).

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